Stakes (Ring of Fire): Eric Flint
It's springtime in the Eternal City, 1635. But it's no Roman holiday for uptimer Frank Stone and his pregnant downtime wife, Giovanna. They're in the clutches of would-be Pope Cardinal Borgia, with the real Pope - Urban VII - on the run with the renegade embassy of uptime Ambassador Sharon Nichols and her swashbuckling downtime husband, Ruy Sanchez de Casador y Ortiz. Up to their necks in papal assassins, power politics, murder, and mayhem, the uptimers and their spouses need help and they need it quickly. Special rescue teams - including Harry Lefferts and his infamous Wrecking Crew - converge on Rome to extract Frank and Gia. And an uptime airplane is on its way to spirit the Pope to safety before Borja's assassins can find him. It seems that everything is going to work out just fine in sunny Italy.
ORDER # S813-1 $12-40 ISBN 9781451639209
Iron: Clockwork Agents: Kate Cross
As chief surgeon for the Wardens, Evelyn Stone fears her own life is on the line when she is kidnapped by a band of pirates - only to discover that the airship captain is Gavin "Mac" MacRae - her former lover. The man whose life she once saved. The man she abandoned. Since Evelyn left, Mac made his mark as both a pirate and a pilot. But his true allegiance isn't known. So when he asks Evie for help with a wounded woman onboard, he tells Evie that the woman is his wife - even if his feelings for Evie have never waned. As the days pass, however, the unease between Evie and Mac gives way to the old comfort they used to have. Yet, their newly ignited romance is complicated by conflicting loyalties and desires, and a betrayal that may cost them both their love and their lives.
ORDER # S813-2 $12-40 ISBN 9780451240064
Verus): Benedict Jacka
Alex Verus is a diviner who can see probable futures - a talent that's gotten him out of many a tough scrape. But this time, he may be in over his head. Alex was once apprenticed to a Dark mage, and in his service he did a lot of things he isn't proud of. As rumors swirl that his old master is coming back, Alex comes face to face with his misdeeds in the form of a young adept whose only goal is to get revenge. Alex has changed his life for the better, but he's afraid of what his friends - including his apprentice, Luna - will think of his past. But if they're going to put themselves at risk, they need to know exactly what kind of man they're fighting for.
ORDER # S813-3 $12-40 ISBN 9780425264928
Vengeance (Dragon Prophecy): Mercedes, L
She is the unwanted spawn of a mad king and queen, her lands lost before her birth; her family - her very name - erased from history. Cursed by many, yet protected by an even greater curse. She was born on a night of storm and terror, raised in protected concealment, then banished from the only home she had ever known - an ancient enemy's final stroke in a war begun centuries before. Secret studies of hidden lore reveal the truth of the prophecy that heralded her coming. Dark dreams teach lessons of war and duty, of strategy and magecraft, that she could not learn in a thousand lifetimes.
ORDER # S813-4 $12-40 ISBN 9780765363978
Sharon Lee and Steve Miller
First Class courier pilot Theo Waitley was already known as a nexus of violence - and then she inherited the precarious captaincy of a mysterious self-aware ship designed to serve a long dead trader. Now she has a trade route to run for Clan Korval while she convinces the near mythic ghost ship Bechimo - and herself - that she wants to commit herself as the human side to their immensely powerful symbiosis. While her former lover battles a nano-virus that's eating him alive, she's challenged to rescue hundreds of stranded pilots and crewmen from an explosive situation in near orbit around a suddenly hostile planet. Lovers, enemies, an ex-roomie, and a jealous spaceship are all in peril as Theo wields power that no one in the universe is sure of, especially her.
ORDER # S813-5 $12-40 ISBN 9781451639186
Extra Time: Trisha Wooldridge, Anthony Francis, Susan Mittman
and Jody Lynn Nye
In our busy world of meetings and microwaves, car radios and cellphones, people always wish they could get an extra hour in the day. But what if they could? Doorways to Extra Time is an anthology that explores ways to get extra time (be it an hour, a day, or a decade) and the impact it would have - whether upon a single life, a family or an entire world.
ORDER # S813-6 $14-50 ISBN 9781937053727
Thursday War: Karen Traviss
Welcome to humanity's new war: silent, high stakes, and unseen. This is a life-or-death mission for ONI's black-ops team, Kilo-Five, which is tasked with preventing the ruthless Elites, once the military leaders of the Covenant, from regrouping and threatening humankind again. What began as a routine dirty-tricks operation - keeping the Elites busy with their own insurrection - turns into a desperate bid to extract one member of Kilo-Five from the seething heart of an alien civil war. But troubles never come singly for Kilo-Five. Colonial terrorism is once again surfacing on one of the worlds that survived the war against the Covenant, and the man behind it is much more than just a name to Spartan-010. Meanwhile, the treasure trove of Forerunner technology recovered from the shield world of Onyx is being put to work while a kidnapped Elite plots vengeance on the humans he fears will bring his people to the brink of destruction.
ORDER # S813-7 $12-40 ISBN 9780765370396
(Star Kingdom): David Weber and Jane Lindskold
Fire in the forest and a cry for help from a trapped and desperate alien mother! Unfortunately, this is one cry no human can hear. Stephanie Harrington, teenage Provisional Forest Ranger on the planet Sphinx, knows something is wrong from the uneasy emotion that is flooding into her from her treecat friend, Climbs Quickly. But though Stephanie's alien comrade shares a tight bond with his two-legs, whom he knows as Death Fang's Bane, he cannot communicate directly to her the anguished call from one of his people. Still, their strong and direct bond of feeling may be enough. Stephanie and fellow ranger Karl Zivonik respond to Climbs Quickly's rising waves of distress.
ORDER # S813-8 $14-50 ISBN 9781451639216
|In the House
of the Wicked: Remy Chandler: Thomas E. Sniegoski
Though he may appear human, Remy has always been able to rely on Remiel - the embodiment of his angelic nature - whenever the situation calls for it. But now his human and angelic natures are sharing the same space, and Remy can feel himself becoming more and more volatile, no matter how hard he tries to control it. Then Ashley Berg, a young woman who is like a daughter to him, vanishes without a trace. Dropping everything, Remy plunges into a frantic search for her, hoping all the while that her disappearance has nothing to do with him - or what he is.
ORDER # S813-9 $12-40 ISBN 9780451415448
|King of Thorns
(The Broken Empire): Mark Lawrence
At age nine, Prince Honorous Jorg Ancrath vowed to avenge his slaughtered mother and brother - and to punish his father for not doing so. At fifteen, he began to fulfill that vow. Now, at eighteen, he must fight for what he has taken by torture and treachery. Haunted by the pain of his past, and plagued by nightmares of the atrocities he has committed, King Jorg is filled with rage. And even as his need for revenge continues to consume him, an overwhelming enemy force marches on his castle.
ORDER # S813-10 $12-40 ISBN 9780425256237
(Magic Ex Libris Book 1): Jim C. Hines
Isaac Vainio is a Libriomancer, a member of the secret organization founded five centuries ago by Johannes Gutenberg. Libriomancers are gifted with the ability to magically reach into books and draw forth objects. When Isaac is attacked by vampires that leaked from the pages of books into our world, he barely manages to escape. To his horror he discovers that vampires have been attacking other magic-users as well, and Gutenberg has been kidnapped. With the help of a motorcycle-riding dryad who packs a pair of oak cudgels, Isaac finds himself hunting the unknown dark power that has been manipulating humans and vampires alike. And his search will uncover dangerous secrets about Libriomancy, Gutenberg, and the history of magic.
ORDER # S813-11 $12-40 ISBN 9780756408176
Age Dawning): Ellen Connor
Three years of wandering the postapocalyptic wasteland has stripped Dr. Chris Welsh of humanity and hope. A harrowing loss drove him from his home, and he hasn't stopped moving since. Grim and sardonic, he's never found anything worth sticking around for - until now. Rosa Cortez runs Valle de Bravo, a haven of civilization amid the chaos of the Change. The last thing she needs is a feral loner upsetting the town's tentative balance. However, for the good of her people, she lets the sexy doctor stay. He evokes a delicious new longing, but she won't submit to any man.
ORDER # S813-12 $12-40 ISBN 9780425254400
Only Superhuman: Christopher L.
2107 AD: A generation ago, Earth and the cislunar colonies banned genetic and cybernetic modifications. But out in the Asteroid Belt, anything goes. Dozens of flourishing space habitats are spawning exotic new societies and strange new varieties of humans. It's a volatile situation that threatens the peace and stability of the entire solar system. Emerald Blair is a Troubleshooter. Inspired by the classic superhero comics of the twentieth century, she's joined with other mods to try to police the unruly Asteroid Belt. But her loyalties are tested when she finds herself torn between rival factions of superhumans with very different agendas. Emerald wants to put her special abilities to good use, but what do you do when you can't tell the heroes from the villains?
ORDER # S813-13 $12-40 ISBN 9780765368867
Dred Chronicles): Ann Aguirre
Life inside is even more bleak. Hailed as the Dread Queen, inmate Dresdemona "Dred" Devos controls one of Perdition's six territories, bordered on both sides by would-be kings eager to challenge her claim. Keeping them at bay requires constant vigilance, as well as a steady influx of new recruits to replace the fallen. Survival is a constant battle, and death is the only escape. Of the newest convicts, only one is worth Dred's attention. The mercenary Jael, with his deadly gaze and attitude, may be the most dangerous criminal onboard. His combat skill could give her the edge she needs, if he doesn't betray her first. Unfortunately, that's what he does best. Winning Jael's allegiance will be a challenge, but failure could be worse than death.
ORDER # S813-14 $12-40 ISBN 9780425258118
Saxon's Bane: Geoffrey Gudgion
Fergus Sheppard's world changes for ever the day his car crashes near the remote village of Allingley. Traumatised by his near-death experience, he returns to thank the villagers who rescued him, and stays to work at the local stables as he recovers from his injuries. He will discover a gentler pace of life, fall in love - and be targeted for human sacrifice. Clare Harvey's life will never be the same either. The young archaeologist's dream find - the peat-preserved body of a Saxon warrior - is giving her nightmares. She can tell that the warrior had been ritually murdered, and that the partial skeleton lying nearby is that of a young woman. And their tragic story is unfolding in her head every time she goes to sleep.
ORDER # S813-15 $12-40 ISBN 9781781081372
Glass: Maria V. Snyder
Student glass magician Opal Cowan's newfound ability to steal a magician's powers makes her too powerful. Ordered to house arrest by the Council, Opal dares defy them, traveling to the Moon Clan's lands in search of Ulrick, the man she thinks she loves. Thinks because another man - now her prisoner - claims Ulrick's desire for blood magic has eclipsed his passion for her. In hostile territory, without proof or allies, Opal isn't sure whom to trust. And now everyone is after her special powers for their own deadly gain.
ORDER # S813-16 $12-40 ISBN 9780778314615
|Songs of the
Dying Earth: George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois
Half a century ago, Jack Vance created the world of the Dying Earth, and fantasy has never been the same. Now, for the first time ever, Jack has agreed to open this bizarre and darkly beautiful world to other fantasists, to play in as their very own. To say that other fantasy writers are excited by this prospect is a gross understatement; one has told us that he'd crawl through broken glass for the chance to write for the anthology, another that he'd gladly give up his right arm for the privilege. That's the kind of regard in which Jack Vance and The Dying Earth are held by generations of his peers. This book contains a collection of original stories from George R. R. Martin, Neil Gaiman, Dan Simmons, Elizabeth Moon, Tanith Lee, Tad Williams, Kage Baker, and Robert Silverberg, along with fifteen others - as well as an introduction by Dean Koontz.
ORDER # S813-17 $14-50 ISBN 9780765360618
Spirits From Beyond (Ghost Finders):
Simon R. Green
Meet the operatives of the Carnacki Institute - JC Chance: the team leader, brave, charming, and almost unbearably arrogant; Melody Chambers: the science geek who keeps the anti-supernatural equipment running; and Happy Jack Palmer: the terminally gloomy telepath. Their mission: Do Something About Ghosts. Lay them to rest, send them packing, or just kick their nasty ectoplasmic arses. Their latest assignment takes JC and the team to a small country village, site of a famously haunted inn. At first, JC thinks that the spirits in the King's Arms are more the stuff of urban legend than anything that needs the Ghost Finders' expertise. Then one story rings true: the tale of a traveler trapped by an unusual thunderstorm who retired to her room for the night - and vanished.
ORDER # S813-18 $12-40 ISBN 9780425259931
|Star Trek: The
Fall: Revelation and Dust (Next Generation): David R. George
After the destruction of the original space station by a rogue faction of the Typhon Pact, Miles O'Brien and Nog have led the Starfleet Corps of Engineers in designing and constructing a larger, more advanced starbase in the Bajoran system. Now, as familiar faces such as Benjamin Sisko, Kasidy Yates, Ezri Dax, Odo, and Quark arrive at the new station, Captain Ro Laren will host various heads of state to an impressive dedication ceremony. The dignitaries include not only the leaders of allies - such as Klingon Chancellor Martok, Ferengi Grand Nagus Rom, the Cardassian castellan, and the Bajoran first minister - but also those of rival powers, such as the Romulan praetor and the Gorn imperator. But as Ro's crew prepares to open DS9 to the entire Bajor Sector and beyond, disaster looms. A faction has already set in action a shocking plan that, if successful, will shake the Alpha and Beta Quadrants to the core.
ORDER # S813-19 $12-40 ISBN 9781476722177
Three: Jay Posey
The world has collapsed, and there are no
heroes any more.
ORDER # S813-20 $12-40 ISBN 9780857663634
Thirteen: A Novel (Otherworld):
A war is brewing and the first battle has already been waged. After rescuing her half brother from supernatural medical testing, Savannah Levine - a young witch of remarkable power and a dangerous pedigree - is battered, but still standing. The Supernatural Liberation Movement took him hostage, and they have a maniacal plan to expose the supernatural world to the unknowing. Savannah is fighting to save her world as witches, werewolves, necromancers, vampires, half-demons, and all the forces of good and evil - including the genetically modified werewolves known as hell hounds - enter the fray. Uniting Savannah with Adam, Elena, Clay, Paige, Lucas, Jaime, Hope, and other denizens of the Otherworld, Thirteen is a thrilling conclusion to this blockbuster series.
ORDER # S813-23 $14-50 ISBN 9780142196748
|The Wild Road:
(Karavans: 03): Jennifer Roberson
Alisanos, the deepwood, is more than just a forest - it is sentient, and predatory. Home to demons and worse, its mercurial boundaries can suddenly shift miles in any direction to encompass previously safe human lands - and those taken by the deepwood are forever changed. Audrun, a human woman trapped within the forest, is reunited with her four children, only to learn that each has been marked by the deepwood's wild magic. And her newly born fifth child, captured by a winged demon, is still missing. Audrun has sworn to find the infant, but can a mere human possibly hope to outwit the monstrous inhabitants of Alisanos - and the nightmarish deepwood itself?
ORDER # S813-24 $12-40 ISBN 9780756408183
Too Many Curses: A. Lee
Margle the Horrendous takes special pride in never killing his enemies. Instead, the wizard transforms them into various accursed forms and locks them away in his castle. His halls are filled with his collection of fallen heroes and defeated villains. It's Nessy's duty to tend this castle. It's a lot of work, but she takes pride in housekeeping talents that keep the castle from collapsing into chaos. But when Margle suddenly dies, everything begins to unravel. Nessy finds herself surrounded by monsters, curses, a door that should never be opened, and one very deadly dark wizardess. Nessy doesn't have might or magic on her side; she's just a kobold: short, furry, and sensible. It would be smarter to walk away, but taking care of the castle is Nessy's job, and that's just what she intends to do.
ORDER # S813-25 $12-40 ISBN 9780765357953
|Under A Spell
(Underworld Detective Agency): Hannah Jayne
Sophie Lawson was seriously hoping life at the UDA would get back to relative normal now that her boss Pete Sampson has been reinstated. Unfortunately, her new assignment is sending her undercover into a realm where even the most powerful paranormals fear to tread - her old high school. Being a human immune to magic is no defence against soulless picture-perfect mean girls - or a secret witch coven about to sacrifice a missing female student. And Sophie's Guardian, uber-proper Englishman Will, is determined to convince Sophie he's the kind of temptation she should indulge in permanently. Now as the clock ticks down to apocalypse, he and Sophie will have to summon every trick in the book to battle devilish illusion, lethal sorcery - and betrayals they'll never see coming.
ORDER # S813-26 $12-40 ISBN 9780758281128
Heart of Venom (Elemental
Assassin): Estep, Jennifer.
When a terror from the past threatens Gin's friend and body-disposer, Sophia, Gin will stop at nothing to protect her, even if it means walking straight into a killer's trap. Meanwhile, the rocky romance between Gin and Owen reaches a turning point - can they reunite and rekindle their love? Or will the things Gin has been forced to do in her line of work as the deadly assassin the Spider keep them apart forever? Assuming, that is, she survives long enough to find out.
ORDER # S813-27 $12-40 ISBN 9781451689006
They are already here. They hide among us. They hunt us. They feed on us. The ARE us. V-Wars is the chronicle of the first Vampire War. From the savage murders committed by the patient zero of the plague to full-out battles with vampire terrorist cells, these are the stories of the most terrifying war mankind has ever faced!
ORDER # S813-28 $14-50 ISBN 9781613777176
The Savage Dead: Mckinney, Joe.
It starts in a laboratory. A man-made strain of flesh-eating virus. Created by a power-hungry cartel. Capable of turning victims into brain-dead carnivores. Smuggled aboard a cruise ship that's about to set sail. One by one, the passengers are exposed. A U.S. senator. A young couple. An undercover agent. A beautiful assassin. Some will be infected. Others will survive. But no one will be spared if the outbreak isn't contained - and the dead outnumber the living. Enter Delta Force operative Juan Perez. He's fought the deadliest killers in the darkest hellholes on earth. But he's never seen anything like this - an apocalyptic cargo of pure zombie mayhem heading for the coast. If Perez and his SEAL team can't stop it, America, and quickly the entire population of the world, are finished. The plague years will begin.
ORDER # S813-29 $12-40 ISBN 9780786029303
The war in the Land of the Faerie has finally ended. Prince Cassandra dispatches Stormwolf, formerly a Hound but cured by his prince's magic and restored to the Rider he once was, to the Shadowlands to call home the People who remain refugees there. But Stormwolf finds the Hounds of the Wild Hunt now prey upon the souls of the humans, draining them of the magic which is the very lifeblood of the People. With the help of Valory Martin, a mortal psychic, Stormwolf must find the magic needed to defeat the Hunt before it's too late.
ORDER # S813-30 $12-40 ISBN 9780756407735
Satan's Reach (Weird Space):
Telepath Den Harper did the dirty work for the authoritarian Expansion, reading the minds of criminals, spies and undesirables. Unable to take the strain, he stole a starship and headed into the unknown, a sector of lawless space known as Satan's Reach. For five years he worked as a trader among the stars - then discovered that the Expansion had set a bounty hunter on his trail. But what does the Expansion want with a lowly telepath like Harper? Is there validity in the rumours that human space is being invaded by aliens from another realm? Harper finds out the answer to both these questions when he rescues an orphan girl from certain death - and comes face to face with the dreaded aliens known as the Weird. Satan's Reach is the second volume in the Weird Space series, a fast-paced action-adventure that pits humanity against the unimaginable Terror from Beyond.
ORDER # S813-31 $14-50 ISBN 9781781081310
|Large Size Paperbacks|
Heart Fortune (Celta): Robin D. Owens
Jace Bayrum has always been a loner. Concerned more with getting an adrenaline fix and making money to live on his own, Jace cares little for family ties or matters of the heart. On the other hand Glyssa Licorice, Jace's former fling and true mate, is both loving and loyal. She is determined to track down her HeartMate and have him claim her. After hearing that Jace has been involved in an accident, Glyssa sets out to find him, departing for the excavation site of the lost starship Lugh's Spear. Though her goal is to help Jace and finesse him into recognizing her as his mate, the excavation itself draws her in.
ORDER # S813-33 $22-90 ISBN 9780425263938
Constantine Affliction: T. Aaron Payton
1864. London is a city in transition. The Constantine Affliction - a strange malady that kills some of its victims and physically transforms others into the opposite sex-has spread scandal and upheaval throughout society. Scientific marvels and disasters, such as clockwork courtesans, the alchemical fires of Whitechapel, electric carriages, and acidic monsters lurking in the Thames, have forever altered the face of the city. Pembroke "Pimm" Halliday is an aristocrat with an interest in criminology, who uses his keen powers of observation to assist the police or private individuals - at least when he's sober enough to do so. Ellie Skyler, who hides her gender behind the byline "E. Skye," is an intrepid journalist driven by both passion and necessity to uncover the truth, no matter where it hides.
ORDER # S813-34 $22-90 ISBN 9781597805001
|Biting Bad: A
Chicagoland Vampires: Chloe Neill
Merit has been a vampire for only a short while, but she's already seen a lifetime's worth of trouble. She and her Master, centuries-old Ethan Sullivan, have risked their lives time and again to save the city they love. But not all of Chicago is loving them back. Anti-vampire riots are erupting all over town, striking vampires where it hurts the most. A splinter group armed with Molotov cocktails and deep-seated hate is intent on clearing the fanged from the Windy City come hell or high water. Merit and her allies rush to figure out who's behind the attacks, who will be targeted next, and whether there's any way to stop the wanton destruction. The battle for Chicago is just beginning, and Merit is running out of time.
ORDER # S813-35 $22-90 ISBN 9780451415189
Sorrows to the Stones: Christopher Golden
A circus clown willing to give anything to be funny. A spectral gunslinger who must teach a young boy to defend the ones he loves. A lonely widower making a farewell tour of the places that meant the world to his late wife. A faded Hollywood actress out to deprive her ex-husband of his prize possession. A grieving mother who will wait by the railroad tracks for a ghostly train that always has room for one more. A young West Virginia miner whose only hope of survival is a bedtime story. These are just some of the characters to be found in Tell My Sorrows to the Stones, the new short story collection by Christopher Golden.
ORDER # S813-36 $23-90 ISBN 9781771481533
(Modern Masters of Science Fiction): Gary Westfahl
The leading figure in the development of cyberpunk, William Gibson (born in 1948) crafted works in which isolated humans explored near-future worlds of ubiquitous and intrusive computer technology and cybernetics. This volume is the first comprehensive examination of the award-winning author of the seminal novel Neuromancer (and the other books in the Sprawl trilogy, Count Zero and Mona Lisa Overdrive), as well as other acclaimed novels including recent bestsellers Pattern Recognition, Spook Country, and Zero History. Renowned scholar Gary Westfahl draws upon extensive research to provide a compelling account of Gibson's writing career and his lasting influence in the science fiction world.
ORDER # S813-37 $28-90 ISBN 9780252079375
Observer: A Magical Battle for Reality: G. Michael Vasey
The Last Observer is a compelling tale of magic, alternative realities, murder and conflict. An ordinary man is abruptly dragged into the middle of a violent struggle between black and white magicians who both seek to use his extraordinary powers of imagination and observation. He soon learns that reality is not at all what it seems before being called upon to play a decisive role in determining whose reality will prevail.
ORDER # S813-38 $19-90 ISBN 9781782791829
Insider: New Fiction, Facts, Maps, Murders, and More in the World of
Rachel Morgan: Kim Harrison
In the Hollows, the supernatural Inderlander rule, and humanity must abide by their conventions, or else. To survive among vampires, witches, Weres, gargoyles, trolls, fairies, and banshees - to say nothing of demons - humanity needs a guide. And now, written by Kim Harrison herself, here is an insider's look at the supernatural world of the Hollows, from an overarching new story to character profiles, maps, spell guides, charm recipes, secret correspondence from elusive Trent Kalamack, and much more. One misfired spell that burned off his hair is all it took to send investigative reporter Devin Crossman on a mission to uncover all the secrets of Rachel Morgan and expose them to the world.
ORDER # S813-39 $23-90 ISBN 9780062268471
Jane Eliot wears an iron mask. It's the only way to contain the fey curse that scars her cheek. The Great War is five years gone, but its scattered victims remain - the ironskin. When a carefully worded listing appears for a governess to assist with a "delicate situation" - a child born during the Great War - Jane is certain the child is fey-cursed, and that she can help. Teaching the unruly Dorie to suppress her curse is hard enough; she certainly didn't expect to fall for the girl's father, the enigmatic artist Edward Rochart. But her blossoming crush is stifled by her scars and by his parade of women. Ugly women, who enter his closed studio - and come out as beautiful as the fey.
ORDER # S813-40 $22-90 ISBN 9780765330611
When an operational mining detachment uncovers an ancient artifact three miles below the Martian surface, Lance Kattar, one of the most respected particle physicists in his field, accepts a request to examine the find. The moment his hand touches the object though, Lance sets off a series of cataclysmic events that threaten the very fabric of human existence. With help from a diverse group of survivors an orphaned young girl, an anthropologist from SETI, a low-voltage electrician and a baseball-bat wielding biology teacher, Lance embarks on an odyssey of revelation and self-discovery, as he finds himself racing to unravel the mystery of the ancient artifact from Mars, before it collapses into a singularity of world-ending possibilities.
ORDER # S813-41 $23-90 ISBN 9781938191053
(The Owner): Neal Asher
The third book of the Owner trilogy delivers an explosive conclusion to Neal Asher's action-packed series chronicling the struggles for political dominance in a resource-scarce future. Power vacuums and new despots spring up across the solar system, in the wake of the events of The Departure and Zero Point. Alan Saul continues to be in the middle of the chaos and destruction that make up Jupiter War.
ORDER # S813-42 $22-90 ISBN 9781597804936
Deception: Ransom Stephens
Moments after venture capitalist Gloria Baradaran experiences what it's like to be a polar bear - really be a polar bear - she knows she's found something revolutionary. Farley Rutherford and his team - migraine-tortured neurologist "Chopper" Vittori and über-geek engineer Ringo Hayes - have created sensory saturation, a virtual reality system that drops users into the psyches of endangered animals as they fight for survival, and they believe the profound experience could turn the indifferent masses into avid environmentalists. Ringo's hardware is ready to go, but the pressures to get the system off the ground are immense. The money-men want more bang for their buck, and that includes bigger, more dangerous animals, and - more than anything - the ability to turn the machines into profitable games. But to Farely and his team, this is anything but a game. To some, in fact, this is a cause they'd kill for.
ORDER # S813-43 $22-90 ISBN 9781611099195
A Tribute to Anne McCaffrey and Pern: Todd McCaffrey, David
Brin, Lois McMaster Bujold and Mercedes Lackey
Edited by her son Todd, Dragonwriter collects McCaffrey's friends, fans, and professional admirers to remember and pay tribute to the pioneering science fiction author, from the way her love of music and horses influenced her work to her redefinition of the SF genre.
ORDER # S813-44 $22-90 ISBN 9781937856830
Unincorporated Future (The Unincorporated Man): Dani Kollin
Sandra O'Toole is the president of the Outer Alliance, which stretches from the asteroid belt to the Oort Cloud beyond Pluto. Resurrected following the death of Justin Cord, the unincorporated man, O'Toole has become a powerful political figure and a Machiavellian leader determined to win the Civil War against the inner planets at almost any cost. And the war has been going badly, in part because of the great General Trang, a fit opponent for the brilliant J. D. Black. Choices have to be made to abandon some of the moral principles upon which the revolution was founded. It is a time of great heroism and great betrayal, madness, sacrifice, and shocking military conflict. Nothing is predictable, even the behavior of artificial intelligences. There may be only one way out, but it is not surrender.
ORDER # S813-45 $23-90 ISBN 9780765328823
(The Owner): Neal Asher
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Earth's Zero Asset citizens no longer face extermination from orbit. Thanks to Alan Saul, the Committee's network of control is a smoking ruin and its robotic enforcers lie dormant. But power abhors a vacuum and, scrambling from the wreckage, comes the ruthless Serene Galahad. She must act while the last vestiges of Committee infrastructure remain intact - and she has the means to ensure command is hers. On Mars, Var Delex fights for the survival of Antares Base, while the Argus Space Station hurls towards the red planet. And she knows whomever, or whatever, trashed Earth is still aboard. Var must save the base, while also dealing with the first signs of rebellion. And aboard Argus Station, Alan Saul's mind has expanded into the local computer network. In the process, he uncovers the ghastly experiments of the Humanoid Unit Development, the possibility of eternal life, and a madman who may hold the keys to interstellar flight. But Earth's agents are closer than Saul thinks, and the killing will soon begin.
ORDER # S813-46 $22-90 ISBN 9781597804707
Watcher: Nicholas P. Oakley
Set in the far future, on the tribal world of Gaia, this debut science fiction novel tells the story of Tian, a young hunter struggling with loss of her childhood lover who disappeared under mysterious circumstances. When Tian's tribe is threatened by violent slavers, she received help from a Watcher - a monstrous, mythical creature who is actually a genetically enhanced anthropologist from an advanced civilization. Through the juxtaposition of the pre-civilization tribes and the technologically advanced society of the Watchers, the novel explores themes of the role of ideology and tradition in daily life.
ORDER # S813-47 $22-90 ISBN 9781937276454
Tree (A Tournament of Shadow: 02): James Enge
The masked powers of Fate and Chaos are killing gods in the land of Kaen, facing the Wardlands across the Narrow Sea. Vocates Aloê Oaij and Morlock Ambrosius cross into the unguarded lands, seeking to uncover the reasons for the godslaying, and to avert any threat to the lands the Graith of Guardians has sworn to protect. After crash-landing on the hostile coast of Kaen, the two Guardians confront vengeful frightened gods, a calmly murderous dragon, a demon called Andhrakar, and a bitter old necromancer named Merlin Ambrosius. Amid these dangers they find that they can trust no one but themselves - and each other.
ORDER # S813-48 $24-90 ISBN 9781616147815
(Tales of Goldstone Wood): Anne Stengl
Submissive to her father's will, Lady
Leta of Aiven travels far to meet a prospective husband she neither
knows nor loves - Lord Alistair, future king of the North Country.
ORDER # S813-49 $22-90 ISBN 9780764210273
|The Days of
the Deer: Liliana Bodoc
A lavish trilogy steeped in myth: Bodoc is the Tolkien of the Americas. 'When asked who I admire within my genre, I can only think of one name: Liliana Bodoc' - Ursula Le Guin It is known that the strangers will sail from some part of the Ancient Lands and will cross the Yentru Sea. All our predictions and sacred books clearly say the same thing. The rest is all shadows. Shadows that prevent us from seeing the faces of those who are coming. In the House of Stars, the Astronomers of the Open Air read contradictory omens. A fleet is coming to the shores of the Remote Realm. But are these the long-awaited Northmen, returned triumphant from the war in the Ancient Lands?
ORDER # S813-50 $22-90 ISBN 9781848870277
(Lotus War Trilogy): Jay Kristoff
The Shima Imperium verges on the brink of environmental collapse; an island nation once rich in tradition and myth, now decimated by clockwork industrialization and the machine-worshipers of the Lotus Guild. When hunters of Shima's imperial court are charged by their Shogun to capture a legendary griffin, they fear their lives are over. Any fool knows the beasts have been extinct for more than a century, and the price of failing the Shogun is death. Accompanying her father on the Shogun's hunt, the girl Yukiko finds herself stranded: a young woman alone in Shima's last wilderness, with only a furious, crippled griffin for company. Even though she can hear his thoughts, even though she saved his life, all she knows for certain is he'd rather see her dead than help her. But together, the pair will form an indomitable friendship, and rise to challenge the might of an empire.
ORDER # S813-51 $22-90 ISBN 9781250031280
|Ice and Fire:
Chung Kuo: David Wingrove
The year is 2201. Chung Kuo, the great City that covers the globe, enjoys an uneasy peace, but it is a peace that will soon be disrupted by the discovery of the Aristotle File, which charts the real history of the world - a truth which has been suppressed for millennia. Cold, cruel, and calculating, Howard DeVore is determined to end the rule of the Seven T'angs and make way for his own bid for power. The harbinger of Change is the starship The New Hope - and its destruction will force the rebel factions into open warfare with the Seven. The Fight begins.
ORDER # S813-52 $22-90 ISBN 9781848877290
|The Angel Stone:
As a new administration begins its reign of terror at Fairwick College, magical Professor Callie McFay, determined to honor a terrible debt by saving her friends, lands in 17th-century Scotland where she encounters the ruggedly sexy ancestor of her lost love, which complicates her mission.
ORDER # S813-53 $22-90 ISBN 9780345533395
Monsieur le Cure: Harris, Joanne.
In this decadent sequel to the New York Times best-seller Chocolat, Vianne Rocher returns to Lansquenet where she finds the beautiful French village changed in unexpected ways and encounters an old nemesis who desperately needs her help. Illustrations.
ORDER # S813-54 $22-90 ISBN 9780147509789
What if heaven is an alternate dimension? Particle physicist Fin Canty stakes his reputation on the safety of the CERN Super Collider. After the death of his wife however, his quest to find proof of the "God particle" collides with another's quest to find proof of God. Across continents and planes of existence he fights to reunite his family, and gives the world proof of the afterlife.
ORDER # S813-55 $22-90 ISBN 9780985718008
|The New York
Stories: O'Hara, John.
Spanning his 40-year career, this anthology collects, for the first time, the New York stories from one of the 20th century's definitive chroniclers of the city who explores the materialist aspirations and sexual exploits of the flawed.
ORDER # S813-56 $24-90 ISBN 9780143107095
Cast in Sorrow: Michelle Sagara
The Barrani would be happy to see her die. So Kaylin Neya is a bit surprised by her safe arrival in the West March. Especially when enemies new and old surround her and those she would call friends are equally dangerous. And then the real trouble starts. Kaylin's assignment is to be a "harmoniste" - one who helps tell the truth behind a Barrani Recitation. But in a land where words are more effective than weapons, Kaylin's duties are deadly. With the wrong phrase she could tear a people further asunder. And with the right ones - well, then she might be able to heal a blight on a race.
ORDER # S813-57 $22-90 ISBN 9780373803569
The O. Henry
Prize Stories 2013: Ed by Laura Furman.
Presents a collection of 20 prize-winning stories chosen from thousands published in literary magazines over the previous year that introduce a wonderful array of characters, from an anarchist's daughter finding her way in 1950s America to a French nanny isolated from her family in wartime Peru.
ORDER # S813-58 $22-90 ISBN 9780345803252
Hell's Belle: Dark Mirror: Marie Castle
Cate Delacey is glad she's a witch - both kinds. She could have done without the guardian bit that put a bull's eye on her back. Being a guardian comes with so many risks and rules that immortality ought to be a fringe benefit. Whenever the New Orleans Supernaturals' Crime Unit calls for her help she'd like to tell them to go to Hell - but they're already in that particularly unpleasant part of the netherworld. Even a guardian has to pay her bills, and Cate has no intention of following in her mother's footsteps as an enforcer for the Council of Supernatural Beings. Opening the Darkmirror Agency was a great idea. Her clients are mostly human, and they pay for everything from bounty hunting to process serving. But one day it all goes to Hell, figuratively. Then literally.
ORDER # S813-59 $22-90 ISBN 9781594933332
Blues: Sandman Slim: Richard Kadrey
James Stark, aka Sandman Slim, has managed to get out of Hell, renounce his title as the new Lucifer, and settle back into life in L.A. But he also lost the Qomrama Om Ya, an all-powerful weapon from the banished older gods. Older gods who are returning and searching for their lost power. The hunt leads Stark to an abandoned shopping mall - a global shopping paradise infested with Lurkers and wretched bottom-feeding Sub Rosa families, squatters who have formed tight tribes to guard their tiny patches of retail wasteland. Somewhere in this kill zone is a dead man with the answers Stark needs. All Stark has to do is find the dead man, recover the artifact, and outwit and outrun the angry old gods - and natural-born killers - on his tail.
ORDER # S813-60 $32-90 ISBN 9780062094599
Thing That Awaits Us All: Laird Barron
Over the course of two award-winning collections and a critically acclaimed novel, The Croning, Laird Barron has arisen as one of the strongest and most original literary voices in modern horror and the dark fantastic. Melding supernatural horror with hardboiled noir, espionage, and a scientific backbone, Barron's stories have garnered critical acclaim and have been reprinted in numerous year's best anthologies and nominated for multiple awards, including the Crawford, International Horror Guild, Shirley Jackson, Theodore Sturgeon, and World Fantasy awards.
ORDER # S813-61 $32-90 ISBN 9781597804677
Osiris Project): E.J. Swift
A boat is shipwrecked on Patagonian shores, and rumors abound that it has come from 'the lost city' Osiris, believed to have been destroyed over 50 years ago. The implications are wide-reaching and acutely political, for in the eyes of the world Osiris is only a collection of fables. Pilot and cartographer Ramona, recently returned to the island of Tierra del Fuego, has a broken plane, and the only person who can fix it for her is the Antarctican, Taeo, a political exile desperate to find a way back home. Glimpsing an opportunity for redemption, Taeo discovers there is one survivor of the shipwreck: the sole proof that Osiris exists. He and Ramona find themselves caught up in a perilous conflict of interests over the secret of the sea city, a secret which will have severe repercussions on their lives, their homes, and their loved ones.
ORDER # S813-62 $32-90 ISBN 9781597804974
|The UFO Hunters:
Birnes, William J.
A companion to the hit reality series follows the team's investigations into UFO cases through- out the world and contains previously unseen documentary evidence and case details to identify bogus and unexplained claims. By the best-selling co-author of The Day After Roswell. TV tie-in. Illustrations.
ORDER # S813-63 $33-90 ISBN 9780765325204
02): Treadwell, James.
When an accused murderer disappears from a locked cell on her watch, Corporal Goose Maculloch of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police tracks the vanished girl through the wilderness of Vancouver Island, where bizarre phenomenon accompany her encounters with a desolate child and a grieving mother.
ORDER # S813-64 $33-90 ISBN 9781451661675
Moyer, Jaime Lee.
An award-winning ethereal romance follows the story of Delia Martin, who hides an ability to interact with ghosts and who is inundated by help-seeking spirits after the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 before meeting the desperate ghost of a man whose serial murderer has never been caught.
ORDER # S813-65 $33-90 ISBN 9780765331823
Duplex: Davis, Kathryn.
In the duplex, a magical doorway to the past and future, human and robot and space and time, Mary and Eddie, existing in an eternal present, are meant for each other, but discover that love is no guarantee when the past and future fold into each other after the arrival of a sorcerer.
ORDER # S813-66 $32-90 ISBN 9781555976538
|Happy Hour in
Hell (Bobby Dollar: 02): Williams, Tad.
Fallen angel Bobby Dollar travels to the netherworld to rescue his demon girlfriend who is being held prisoner by Eligor, Grand Duke of Hell, in the second novel of the series following The Dirty Streets of Heaven.
ORDER # S813-67 $33-90 ISBN 9780756408152
Incrementalists: Brust, Steven & White, Skyler.
A member of a secret near-immortal society dedicated to slowly making the world a better place faces wrenching choices during a gathering in Las Vegas, where the survival of the society and the fate of the world has been put at risk by the increasingly unstable woman he loved. Co-written by the best-selling author of Dzur.
ORDER # S813-68 $33-90 ISBN 9780765334220
Lotus War: 02): Kristoff, Jay.
A follow-up to Stormdancer finds the Shima Imperium threatened by an imminent civil war between the Lotus Guild and the growing rebellion, while an enraged Yukiku struggles to keep her ability to hear the thoughts of beasts from overwhelming her and the secretive Guildsman Kin struggles with dreams of an undesirable future. Map.
ORDER # S813-69 $33-90 ISBN 9781250001412
(Moontide Quartet): Hair, David.
When a third 12-year cycle causes the tides to sink so that an underwater realm is rendered accessible to above-ground trade, the people of the East, under the rule of power-hungry Magi who would conquer the Moontide world, trigger a cataclysmic battle that falls on the shoulders of three ordinary individuals.
ORDER # S813-70 $34-90 ISBN 9781623650148
Ten years after a thesis experiment designed to tap a human's supernatural abilities goes terribly wrong, Victor breaks out of prison and resolves to track down his former roommate, Eli, who is accompanied by a girl with astonishing abilities and who resolves to eradicate the world's super-powered people.
ORDER # S813-71 $33-90 ISBN 9780765335340
Sacrifice: A Novel of the Change: Stirling, S.
Rudi Mackenzie must confront the forces that drive the Church Universal and Triumphant in order to free the people who live in what once was the state of Idaho in the latest novel in the series following Lord of the Mountains.
ORDER # S813-72 $35-90 ISBN 9780451417312
|The Grim Company:
The Grim Company, a shoddy band of misfits, including a crippled Halmage, two orphans and a manservant, must fight the Magelord Salazar, the Augmentors, the White Lady and demons in an effort to save the world.
ORDER # S813-73 $34-90 ISBN 9780425264843
President (Daybreak: 03): Barnes, John.
In this conclusion to the national best-selling post-apocalyptic saga, Heather O'Grainne and her small band of heroes, struggling to form a Constitutional government, are close to creating a safe haven for civilization to be reborn until a new threat emerges.
ORDER # S813-74 $34-90 ISBN 9781937007157
|Isaac Asimov's I
Robot: To Obey: Reichert, Mickey
A psych resident at a New York City hospital suffers a violent crime she believes was perpetrated by the same shadowy government officials who tried to kill her parents to get to her father's research.
ORDER # S813-75 $33-90 ISBN 9780451464828
Atwood, Margaret Eleanor.
A conclusion to the trilogy that includes Oryx and Crake finds Toby and Ren returning to the MaddAddamite cob house after rescuing Amanda and assuming the duties of the Craker's religious overseers while Zeb searches for the founder of the pacifist green religion he left years earlier.
ORDER # S813-76 $35-90 ISBN 9780385528788
|Lord of Mars:
Heading into a newly revealed area of space in pursuit of ancient secrets, Magos Kotov's Explorator armada are followed by a vengeful elder, while the Adeptus Mechanicus and Black Templars Space Marines try to stop an alien threat and a traitor in their midst.
ORDER # S813-77 $33-90 ISBN 9781849704182
|The One-Eyed Man:
A Fugue, With Winds and Accompaniment: Modesitt, L. E.
In a far-future world where the human race is colonizing planets that are being ecologically compromised by the production of life-extending drugs, consultant Dr. Paulo Verano is hired to assess the human impact on the planet of Stittara and endures dangerous elements to investigate the true nature of mysterious airborne organisms.
ORDER # S813-78 $33-90 ISBN 9780765335449
|Monsters of the
Earth (Books of the Elements: 03): Drake, David.
A visit by the socially prestigious family of ancient Rome's Governor Saxa to the household of retired military commander Crispus is thrown into turmoil by a supernatural conflict between two powerful students of the poet-mage Vergil, including one who would destroy the world.
ORDER # S813-79 $33-90 ISBN 9780765320803
Second Edition: Gunn, James.
Joining a group of pilgrims on a ship travelling throughout the galaxy in the style of The Canterbury Tales, Riley, an interstellar war veteran assigned to kill their prophet, encounters other passengers who gradually reveal their own identities and non-spiritual agendas.
ORDER # S813-80 $33-90 ISBN 9780765335012
|Under a Graveyard
Sky: Ringo, John.
When an apocalyptic plague is released that transforms people into zombies, the Smith family seeks a haven in the Atlantic before joining a small band of Marines to become the defenders of the world's survivors. By the best-selling author of the Posleen Wars series.
ORDER # S813-81 $33-90 ISBN 9781451639193
There is Thorn, a shaman himself. He lives to pass down his wisdom and his stories - to teach those who would follow in his footsteps. There is Heather, the healer who, in many ways, holds the clan together. There is Elga, an outsider and the bringer of change. And then there is Loon, the next shaman, who is determined to find his own path. But in a world so treacherous, that journey is never simple - and where it may lead is never certain.
ORDER # S813-82 $34-90 ISBN 9780316098076
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